Roanoke College

Roanoke College's 2008 Management Institute Accepting Nominations


SALEM, Va. - The Management Institute (TMI), sponsored by Roanoke College's business administration and economics department, is accepting nominations for the 2008 program. The application deadline is Friday, November 9. The program will be held during the spring semester, beginning with a president's reception on Thursday, January 17. To become a participant, an individual employee must be nominated by an executive sponsor. Organizations may nominate more than one employee.

A maximum of 22 candidates will be admitted to the program. The cost per person is $1,250.

The mission of The Management Institute, in operation for 18 years, is to provide the Roanoke Valley business community with a viable management education program that is timely, competitive and informative. The program thereby assists in the continued educational development of middle and upper level managers. The Management Institute was developed by Roanoke College to meet the management training needs specific to the Roanoke Valley as identified by local business leaders.

The 2008 Management Institute will give participants a fresh look at analyzing, planning and implementing innovative programs, opportunities to interact with professional peers and an ongoing network comprised of institute faculty and participants, who can offer support encouragement regarding how to lead and manage individuals during the 21st century.

The curriculum is reviewed and revised annually by the steering committee. The program will consist of 10 weeks of formal instruction. Most sessions will be held on Thursday evenings at Roanoke College from 7 - 9 p.m. This year, there will be two sessions on Tuesday evenings, February 5 and March 18.

Topics to be covered include: Introduction to Organizational Leadership, Organizational Behavior Theory In Leadership and Management Of Your Business, The Learning Organization: Adapting and Coping With Change, Creative Problem Solving and Technology Innovation, The Leader as a Communicator in Times of Change, Operations Leadership: Success Through Innovative Thinking, Managing Your Human Capital and Developing Your Workforce, The Leader as Facilitator, Mediator & Negotiator, The Role of Teamwork, Teams and Leadership from Within, Corporate Ethics: Your Personal Responsibility and Leadership in Corporate America Today and Tomorrow.

The steering committee includes: Samuel L. Lionberger, Jr., Lionberger Construction Co., chair; Dr. Larry Lynch, Roanoke College; Brucie Boggs, Carilion; Melinda J. Cox, Roanoke County; Larry Curfiss, ITT Night Vision; Ronal Robb, Robertson Marketing Group; Jim Hawk, Toyo Tire North America; Jim Harrison, The Branch Group; Danielle Yarber, xpedx and Clinton Morse, LeClair Ryan.

For further information, please call TMI Director, Larry A. Lynch, (540) 375-2413 or e-mail